Austin Deaf Events 2015-08-06

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Subject: Austin Deaf Events 2015-08-06
Date: August 5th 2015
                       AUSTIN DEAF EVENTS
 6 Aug 2015              Issue No. 210           Circulation 1196
Facebook: 1,995 Likes


The outreach department at Texas School for the Deaf is looking to hire contract ASL storytellers.

Contract Opportunities Available for:
Distance Learning, ASL, Storytellers.

  • 30 minute live Video classes
  • storytellers needed for the 2015-2106 school year
  • storytelling classes ranging from PreK-HS
  • Interactive classes for deaf and hard of hearing children

Become a role model for Deaf and Hard of hearing children.

For more information on how to apply:

Sonia Bridges / Distance Learning Specialist sonia.bridges@PROTECTED / 512-815-7478

Educational Resource Center on Deafness Office: 512-462-5416 / Fax: 512-462-5661 1102 S. Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704

[via Deaf Network of Texas]

Summer is halfway over and it won't be long before back to school time is here. Thousands of Austin area students need one or more vaccines required for school entry. With recent changes in the state's immunization requirements for college students, that number may be even higher.

With that in mind, the Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department's Shots for Tots and Big Shots Program wants to remind parents and students that now is the best time to get needed vaccines.

Many students may not have a doctor or insurance. Shots for Tots and Big Shots offer immunizations on a daily basis at locations in north and south Austin. Appointments may be made by calling 512-972-5520. There is a fee for each vaccine administered. Services will not be denied due to inability to pay. There is no charge for children with Medicaid.

The clinics are located at:

Far South Health Center
405 West Stassney
Austin, TX 78745

St. John Community Center
7500 Blessing Avenue
Austin, TX 78752

[via Doug Rollins of TCSDHH]

"Tribes", Family Drama About Deaf Son, Will Play Austin With Award-Winning Original Star; news by Adam Hetrick, 28 Jul 2015 Tribes, British playwright Nina Raine's drama about a deaf man seeking a new life outside his dysfunctional family, will be produced by the Austin, TX-based Zach Theatre in early 2016. The show's original star, Russell Harvard, will return to the role of Billy.

In this issue...
(OC) Open Captions; (SI) Sign Interpreted, (SI*) Sign Interpreted if requested in advance; (VI) Voice Interpreted
Event listings by date, and by title AAD - Austin Association of the Deaf - April events AA and NA Meetings Churches -- Recurring Events Movies

Date index:
08/12 Nerd Nite 72: The Bizness (SI)
08/29 DEAFensive Driving
10/16 Deaf School Alumni PARTY Boat Ride Party

Name index:
DEAFensive Driving 08/29
Deaf School Alumni PARTY Boat Ride Party 10/16 Nerd Nite 72: The Bizness (SI) 08/12

Nerd Nite 72: The Bizness (SI)
Wednesday Aug 12 doors at 7:30pm, talks at 8pm The North Door

Speed dating tickets are now available
Ambassador is open for registration

[ASL interpreters will be present]

Pick up that dusty guitar and learn three chords. Now you can stake a claim in the Live Music Capital of the World!

But will anyone listen to your numinous noodling? Will you make any money? Ultimately, the music business will decide your fate. Good thing Nerd Nite is concerned about your future.

This month’s talks:


“The Bad-Ass Life and Music of Bobby Darin,” by Jeff Gross

At age eight Bobby Darin was stricken with rheumatic fever, resulting in a permanently damaged heart. Driven by his own time-clock, Bobby made smash hits, set and rejected musical trends, and said what he wanted to say before dying at the age of thirty-seven. Jeff will take us on a fast-paced journey through the remarkable life of the multi Grammy-award winning singer / songwriter / producer / publisher / indie-label creator / civil rights activist. His hits (“Splish Splash”, “Mack the Knife”, “Dream Lover” and twenty more Top 40 classics) as well as his forays into folk, country, and funk will be illustrated with well-known master takes, studio demos, session outtakes, rare interviews, and additional material straight from the vaults!

Jeff Gross began work on Bill Maher’s “Politically Incorrect” as a nineteen year-old before jumping into film production on Disney’s “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion.” He has produced and worked on studio pictures and film music for over twenty years. He is also a dedicated music archivist and expert on the work of singer/songwriter and film composer Randy Newman.


“ACL Fest Tickets: While Supplies Last,” by Connor McGee

A look inside the 2013 ACL Festival shows how promoters adapt when ticket sales are unexpectedly low. Look closely at the data, and you can see what it means for future festivals and the preferences of ACL customers.

Connor McGee grew up in Austin, has been an avid researcher since college, and has been writing non-fiction articles since last year.


“To the Left of the Dial: College Radio in the US,” by Elizabeth Hansen

When you hear the term ‘college radio,’ what does it bring to mind? Although it could technically apply to any university-owned radio station, the term is usually associated with student-run stations featuring eclectic programming, independent music and amateur DJs. But in our post-internet society, college radio’s role as a musical tastemaker is changing. Elizabeth will explore the history of university-owned radio, the emergence of “college radio” and the current state of student-run radio in the US.

Elizabeth Hansen is a museum professional and former college radio music director and DJ. She is currently developing the College Radio Archive (, a crowd-sourced collection of audio, video and images relating to college radio.



Want to get a jump on your nerdery? Form a covalent bond at Nerd Nite Speed-Dating before the show:

— or meet some new friends through the Nerd Nite Ambassador program:


Plus Plus!

Actual college radio DJ and UT scientist Nichole Bennett will flex on the wheels of steel!


Doors at 7:30, talks start at 8:00. As always, Nerd Nite is free.

Talks may not be given in the order described. Grab a beer and relax!

DEAFensive Driving
Saturday, August 29th, 2015. 9:00am-3:30pm TCSDHH, 2201 Post Rd, Ste 100, Austin TX 78704

Cost: $40/lunch included
Registration Deadline: Aug. 21st, 2015

Are you interested in taking a defensive driving course to reduce the cost of your insurance or to dismiss a speeding ticket? Here's the place. TCSDHH will be sponsoring "Texas Friendly Defensive Driving Schools" to teach a class for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Participants. Interpreters will be provided. Please request additional accommodations and complete pre-registration and payment by 8/21/15.

NOTICE! Registration will not be refunded for no show later than 9:05. ***The door will be locked at 9:05 am - no exceptions!***

Contact us: (512) 410-1598 (vp).

**Please bring your ticket to the class for paperwork.**

DEAFensive Driving Registration
Full Name:
City, State, Zip Code:
Requested accommodations:
Pre-payment Option: Cash / Money Order
Lunch Options: Turkey - Roast Beef - Veggie -Tuna White - Wheat

Please mail or bring registration to:
2201 Post Rd #100 Austin, TX 78704
Or contact us at: 512-854-9205 (v) or 512-410-1598 (vp) TRAVIS COUNTY SERVICES FOR THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Deaf School Alumni PARTY Boat Ride Party Friday, October 16, 2015, 5pm
LCRA, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin TX

Alumni Party at Lake Austin on October 16, 2015.

A Nice Wheel-Paddle Boat – up to 220 people!!!

$65 per person: Four-hour boat ride, BBQ food: brisket & chicken, ranch-style beans, potato salad, cole slaw, iced tea, water, soda, unlimited beer/wine AND unlimited margarita. LIMIT TO: 220 people.

Meet at LCRA Headquarters, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd at 5:00PM – Board boat at 6:00PM – Boat ride starts at 6:15PM.

If you’re late, the boat will not return to you! So be on time and we all will have fun!

Deadline for ordering Boat Party tickets is MAY 15, 2015.

Watch more details at Ronny’s video on YouTube at

For more information, contact Chairman Ronny Taylor, at RonnyRTaylor@PROTECTED.

Alumni boat party 2015 flyer:

AAD - Austin Association of the Deaf (Austin Deaf Club) Events

Fridays 7pm - 1am, Saturdays 7pm - 2am. Happy Hour 7 - 10pm Fridays and Saturdays for members only. Admission: $5 for non-members
Where: Austin Deaf Club, 8818 Cullen Ln, Austin TX 78748

Social Affairs: Marilyn Swanson, AADsecretary@PROTECTED Newsletter: Deb Kuglitsch, austindeafclub@PROTECTED

--- AA, ALANON and NA MEETINGS (SI) ----------------------------- TCSDHH provides sign language interpreters for the following weekly meetings in Austin:

Monday AA Meeting, 6:00-7:30 pm
7517 Cameron Rd

Tuesday NA Meeting
*** No meeting ***

Wednesday AA Meeting 5:30-7:00 pm
5700 Manchaca Rd, Cherry Creek Plaza, Main Entrance

Saturday NA Meeting 7:00-8:00 pm
212 E Monroe, Christ's Workshop Bldg.

You can contact the Austin AA Hill County Intergroup at: 24-hour hotline 512-444-0071(v) or

Call Travis County Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at 512-854-9221 to request an interpreter for other meeting times.

Also, AA meetings via WebCam led by Deaf and HoH sobriety facilitators:

---- CHURCH SERVICES for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing ----------- Please see

---- RECURRING EVENTS -------------------------------------------

DEAF SENIORS OF AUSTIN (South Central)--12/03 Every 1st Wednesday, 1-4pm Senior Activity Center, 3911 Manchaca, Austin TX 512-448-0787, TDD: 512-462-2853

Deaf Chat Coffee schedule for Austin area: Open to everyone (deaf, hearing) with an interest in ASL.

DEAFNESS RESOURCE SPECIALIST available by appointment. TCSDHH, 2201 Post Rd #100, Austin TX 78704. Contact: Brian Determan DeafnessRS7a@PROTECTED or 512-410-1786.

Volunteer Legal Aid Services
Mondays, 6-7pm
Martin Middle School, 1601 Haskell (Haskell & Comal)

--- MOVIES ------------------------------------------------------ Find captioned movies by zipcode or city:

Ask at ticket window or customer service for closed caption device.

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